Major fire in girls hostel in Janak Puri, 5 hospitalised
Five inmates were hospitalised after being rescued from a major fire that engulfed a girls hostel in Janakpuri area here on Tuesday, officials said. More than 50 other hostellers were evacuated safely.
“The fire was reported at 3:05 am. Over 50 girls have been evacuated and five others have been admitted to the hospital,” said Atul Garg, Director, Delhi Fire Service.
According to officials, it was sparked by a short circuit in the basement of the building and soon spread to the ground and first floors.
The incident came days after 23 teenage students, including 16 girls, were killed in a blaze at a coaching centre in Sarthana area of Gujarat’s Surat.
On Monday, the Delhi government wrote to the Delhi Fire Service asking it to inspect every coaching centre in the national capital and shut down roof top cafes and restaurants which have kitchen in their basements.
Gurugram: The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram till Saturday issued at least 1,054 fines of ₹7.35 lakh since the ban on single-use plastic, which came into effect on July 1 till August 6, according to a release issued by the civic body on Monday. The civic body officials also said that action against use of single-use plastic has remained steady over the past five weeks, and MCG cumulatively issued 643 fines till July 19.
Faridabad police have tracked down a man who allegedly left a letter threatening bomb blasts on the escalator at Faridabad's Sarai Metro Station on Saturday to Moradabad in western Uttar Pradesh and apprehended him. The letter was found and handed over to Central Industrial Security Force staff on Sunday by a commuter, police said. The suspect has been identified as Rambeer Singh (21) of Moradabad who worked as a helper in a factory.
A 30-year-old man allegedly died by suicide inside a government school at Prem Nagar in Farrukhnagar on Sunday, police said on Monday. A two-page note addressed to the station house officer of Farrukhnagar police station was found from his car. Police said that the deceased, a resident of the area, reached the spot in his car at around 11.30am on Sunday. He left the suicide note on the car seat and called his uncle.
The department of town and country planning (DTCP) has recommended that an first information report (FIR) be registered against Savyasachi Infrastructure Private Limited for selling plots without any permission and licensee from the department in a 3.5-acre land adjacent to an existing project of the company in Farrukhnagar. The developer bought an additional 3.5-acre land adjacent to the licenced project area and allegedly sold plots there illegally.
Mumbai on Tuesday received its heaviest rainfall in three weeks over the course of the night, with the India Meteorological Department's weather station in Santacruz recording 123.6mm of rain in the last 24 hours. The IMD's weather station in Colaba, meanwhile, received just 55mm of rain, due to the formation of a vortex in the Arabian Sea that drew rainfall over north and central parts of the city more than south Mumbai.